perhaps an action of an time traveler?
That is a very famous painting by someone like Rembrandt or something. I can't remember exactly who painted it but in that vein of fame. This pensioner in the story - there is no mention of what he looked like but maybe he was ugly too and they would make a great pair. Maybe someone was giving the original as a gift. That is meant to be a joke. Chances are like nil because this is hanging in the Lourve or something...It could also be just a postcard from someone who visited a museum.
A pensioner has been left puzzled after a 300-year-old portrait of an 'ugly woman' was sent to his home.
Keith Webb, 82, said he has no idea who sent the picture of a "horrid old crone" to his home in Winchester, Hampshire.
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"My wife won't have it in the house," he said. "I have no idea of who sent it.
"I have taken it to the local auction house and they say it is about 200 or 300 years old and it has undergone some extensive renovation at some stage.
"It's not very valuable, about £200 apparently."
Mr Webb added that he did not believe he had inherited the painting as he was not aware of any relatives or friends having died recently.
He added: "My wife thought it looked rather evil and she said 'I do not want that in the house' so in the garage it goes."
Mr Webb said that he hoped some publicity might help identify the sender.
He said: "It's just a total mystery."
So any idea who the painting was painted by and who may have sent it?edit on 4-10-2013 by biggm because: (no reason given)
Maybe it has some underlying value. Something hidden underneath painting or behind. Scary looking woman though, better not piss her off!:
restoration of paintings is not a cheap thing to do and if the painting has only been valued at a few hundred pounds this makes this even more mysterious .
got to be sentimental value to somebody and the age every old lady looked like that back then i would get someone else to look at this painting